It's time to start cabling the components.
No special surprises here, just follow the instructions on the motherboard's manual.
A couple of tips though:
- OS X supports the SATA controller included in the P55 chipset, so we'll use the Blue SATA connectors.
Connect the HDD to SATA2_0, and the DVD to SATA2_1.
- When connecting the Front Panel Audio, use the HD-Audio connector, not the AC'97 one.
Now for the fun part...
Cable management...The Antec Sonata Designer 500 includes plastic "hooks" in the back side of the HDD cage.
These are great for cable management, allowing to wrap the spare length of the cables, or even unused PSU cables.
Not only it looks all neat and tidy, but by putting all the cables aside, the airflow in the case is improved, and so is its thermal performance.
Go ahead ! Plan which cables you are going to use, route the unused ones between the case main structure and the side panel, and tuck them neatly on the hooks.
Just don't forget you are going to need one PCI-E 6-pin connector for the Graphics Card.
When everything is set-up neatly, we can install the Graphics Card.
As a final touch to the case, take one of the neat Apple stickers included with your retail OS X Snow Leopard DVD, and stick it to the front panel...
Let the world know which OS you are running !